Pomonal gets win against Gap

Lyndon Brown takes evasive action during day one of the match between Pomonal and Halls Gap. Picture: Peter Pickering
Lyndon Brown takes evasive action during day one of the match between Pomonal and Halls Gap. Picture: Peter Pickering

Pomonal bowlers did what was required early in the day’s play to get the remaining four wickets to get the first innings points against Halls Gap on Saturday.

The home team lasted 15 overs but were unable to chase down the target, prompting Pomonal to send the team straight back in to go for outright victory.

The Gappers changed up the batting order with father son duo of Brett and Riley Thomas opening the innings.

The home team looked a lot more positive in the second innings, as Riley Thomas carried on from his first innings, before he was dismissed for 13.

His father Brett looked for boundaries and scored at a quick rate before he was finally dismissed for 41 off the bowling of Lachlan Dalkin.

Halls Gap closed in on the target to avoid its first outright loss in a two-day game this season with Charlie McIntosh notching up his first 50 in a senior game.

McIntosh was dismissed for 55 but the job was done, as Halls Gap passed the target and was eventually bowled out for 213, setting a target of 31 for Pomonal to chase to get the second innings points.

Lee Oliver finishing the innings with four wickets while Dalkin and Matthew Grinham both claimed two of their own.

The openers took after Gapper Ben Iseppi from the first ball and chased the target in three overs to get the win.

Sam Spark was the only wicket to fall, out for 19 after hitting three sixes in the short run chase.

Halls Gap will face Navarre in the final round while Pomonal will be up against Youth Club to finish off its season.